Bamboo design and construction specialists Bamboo Builders Northwest is the Pacific Northwest's premier source for elegant bamboo design and construction. Responding to the need for artistry combined with environmental responsibility, Jonathan Stuart and D'Arcy Gholston formed the company in 1996. Their well-deserved reputation rests on quality and variety: traditional Japanese bamboo gates and bamboo fences, interior bamboo flooring, and contemporary furniture, hand -built in the USA from bamboo hardwoods and bamboo laminates. In addition, they harvest rare poles from their private bamboo gardens to fashion curving handrails supported with hand-forged steel brackets. The work of these bamboosmiths has been featured in This Old House, Pacific Northwest Magazine, and Seattle Homes and Lifestyles and can be seen across the region from the Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum to private residences of the San Juan Islands. Among commissioned artworks is the sculptural installation at the corporate offices of Anderson Consulting in downtown Seattle. Their displays have been well received at The Northwest Flower and Garden Show, and in September 2003 they were collaborators in the only gold medal winning displays in the prestigious Seattle Interiors Show with their Bamboo and Steel Room Divider. In company with environmentally conscious architects, Bamboo Builders will continue to find ways to marry bamboo with reclaimed and recycled materials to create arresting and original designs. Highly acclaimed for strength and beauty in Asia for centuries, bamboo is finally coming into its own due in part to the skill and passion of these two artists.